Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Explore the dramatic area around the Zugspitze, the mountain on the border of Germany and Austria.
Hiking means discovering a slower pace of life again. The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is the ideal starting point for walks, with more than 150 trails winding off around the mountains. Among those pathways are high mountain routes reaching up to 3,000m as well as a wealth of lower and easier routes. So whether you are planning an overnight in a mountain hut before climbing the Zugspitze or enjoying a nature trail with the family, there is something for everyone.
Local mountain outfitters offer dozens of themed hiking tours in addition to the classic mountain hikes. There are the ever-popular sunrise and sunset tours, as well as specialist themed walks such as orchid or herbal hikes. No matter what tour, expect the trails to lead through green hillsides, past impressive waterfalls and beside mysterious mountain lakes. The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is simply one of the most beautiful places in Austria.
Starting from the moderate Grubigalm Trail for beginners up to the steeper and more challenging Blindsee Trail, there is a route for every mountain biker. Extreme bikers can tackle the jumps and obstacles on the freeride trail on Grubigstein in Lermoos. No wonder the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has been awarded ‘Approved Bike Area’ by Mountain Bike Holidays magazine several times. Bikers can select and plan their cycle adventures from more than 100 signposted trails on the online trail portal.
Heartbeat Moment: Michael Gams – amateur mountain biker
‘I like exploring Tiroler Zugspitz Arena on my bike. It’s a great way to discover new places and share outdoor experiences with other people. There is nothing better than riding up to a mountain lake and cooling off in the refreshing water.’
ZUGSPITZE – Ride up to the peak of the Zugspitze with the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn to enjoy panoramic views of hundreds of peaks across four countries.
MOUNTAIN BONFIRES – A highlight of the summer is the traditional summer solstice mountain bonfires when more than 10,000 fires will illuminate the mountains of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. It will take place on 23 June 2018.
Z-TICKET – It’s easy to discover the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena with this active card offering free access to many facilities and transport. The ticket is available from 3 to 13 days.
Photos: ©Tiroler Zugspitz Arena • C. Jorda
©radkollektiv • Andreas Meyer